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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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a quivering haze of sun against the scintillation of the sea

Graded gardens on hillsides, a succession of terraces whose every stone step ejected a gaudy grasshopper, dropped from ledge to ledge seaward, with the olives and the oleanders fairly toppling over each other in their haste to obtain a view of the beach. There our child kneeled motionless to be p...

—p.308 by Vladimir Nabokov
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vitiate

As time went on and the shadow of fool-made history vitiated even the exactitude of sundials, we moved more restlessly over Europe

—p.306 by Vladimir Nabokov
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friable

there is in every child the essentially human urge to reshape the earth, to act upon a friable environment (unless he is a born Marxist or a corpse and meekly waits for the environment to fashion him)

lol @ the tendentiousness but understandable i guess

—p.302 by Vladimir Nabokov
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an infinity of sensation and thought within a finite existence

Whenever I start thinking of my love for a person, I am in the habit of immediately drawing radii from my love—from my heart, from the tender nucleus of a personal matter—to monstrously remote points of the universe. Something impels me to measure the consciousness of my love against such unimagi...

—p.296 by Vladimir Nabokov
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dappled

fabulous forests where there were more birds than tigers and more fruit than thorns, and where, in some dappled depth, man’s mind had been born

—p.297 by Vladimir Nabokov
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couvade

I look back upon my almost couvade-like concern with our baby

—p.297 by Vladimir Nabokov
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limpid

A limpid dawn had completely unsheathed one side of the empty street.

—p.295 by Vladimir Nabokov
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emetic

The day before, after months of soliciting and cursing, the emetic of a bribe had been administered to the right rat at the right office

—p.292 by Vladimir Nabokov
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exigent

I was always ready to sacrifice purity of form to the exigencies of fantastic content, causing form to bulge and burst like a sponge-bag containing a small furious devil

—p.290 by Vladimir Nabokov
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plangent

His plangent tonalities I shall never forget, nor shall I ever forgive myself the ill-tempered review in which I attacked him for trivial faults in his unfledged verse

—p.287 by Vladimir Nabokov
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pallid

we emerged into the pallid bleakness of a Paris winter day

—p.286 by Vladimir Nabokov
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eschatology

Bunin, a spry old gentleman, with a rich and unchaste vocabulary, was puzzled by my irresponsiveness to the hazel grouse of which I had had enough in my childhood and exasperated by my refusal to discuss eschatological matters

—p.286 by Vladimir Nabokov
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genuflect

Only much later, in the forties, did some of those writers finally discover a definite slope down which to slide in a more or less genuflectory attitude.

—p.284 by Vladimir Nabokov
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garret

Current prose and poetry, brilliant planets and pale galaxies, flowed by the casement of my garret night after night

—p.284 by Vladimir Nabokov
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the dull day had dwindled to a pale yellow streak inspo/setting

The dull day had dwindled to a pale yellow streak in the gray west when, acting upon an impulse, I decided to visit my old tutor. Like a sleepwalker, I mounted the familiar steps and automatically knocked on the half-open door bearing his name. In a voice that was a jot less abrupt, and a trifle ...

—p.273 by Vladimir Nabokov
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I was not very popular with my teammates inspo/characterisation

But in England, at least in the England of my youth, the national dread of showing off and a too grim preoccupation with solid teamwork were not conducive to the development of the goalie’s eccentric art. This at least was the explanation I dug up for not being oversuccessful on the playing field...

—p.267 by Vladimir Nabokov
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bewildered butterflies set loose in an alien zone inspo/interiority

[...] the sense of leaving Russia was totally eclipsed by the agonizing thought that Reds or no Reds, letters from Tamara would be still coming, miraculously and needlessly, to southern Crimea, and would search there for a fugitive addressee, and weakly flap about like bewildered butterflies set ...

—p.251 by Vladimir Nabokov
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syncopal

The break in my own destiny affords me in retrospect a syncopal kick that I would not have missed for worlds

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—p.250 by Vladimir Nabokov
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plangent

her high-school-girlish prose could evoke with plangent strength

—p.249 by Vladimir Nabokov
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fronds

every whiff of damp leaf, every autumn-rusted frond of fern in the St. Petersburg countryside

—p.249 by Vladimir Nabokov
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resilient darkness that refused to stay under

[...] During that last summer in the country, we used to part forever after each secret meeting when, in the fluid blackness of the night, on that old wooden bridge between masked moon and misty river, I would kiss her warm, wet eyelids and rain-chilled face, and immediately after go back to her ...

—p.240 by Vladimir Nabokov
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portico

my livid light flitted across the six-pillared white portico at the back of my uncle’s mute, shuttered manor

—p.237 by Vladimir Nabokov
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survive captivity in the zoo of words inspo/characterisation

[...] As I reached the top, my livid light flitted across the six-pillared white portico at the back of my uncle’s mute, shuttered manor—as mute and shuttered as it may be today, half a century later. There, in a corner of that arched shelter, from where she had been following the zigzags of my a...

—p.233 by Vladimir Nabokov
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Autumn came early that year inspo/characterisation

Autumn came early that year. Layers of fallen leaves piled up ankle-deep by the end of August. Velvet-black Camberwell Beauties with creamy borders sailed through the glades. The tutor to whose erratic care my brother and I were entrusted that season used to hide in the bushes in order to spy upo...

—p.231 by Vladimir Nabokov